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    Bat in the Sun Break Down Miley vs Justin Battle

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    It’s a tough job, doing a long, comprehensive interview with smart, philosophical YouTube creators and then watching as the footage gets handed back shortened and “hipsterized.” Sometimes the wizards behind the curtain inadvertently end up coming off as a sort of parody of themselves. The filmmaker Michel Gondry talked about manipulation of truth through editing, […]

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    1 Billion Views Later: And Vsauce Tastes Like …

    Friday, July 4, 2014

    Wanna know the definition of swag? How about getting Vsauce — yes, all of them — fresh off a episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and a 1 billion views party? If anyone has swag these days, it’s NMR. Okay, fine, really it’s Vsauce, but they were good enough to let NMR interview them. And since […]

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    Grumpy Cat, JennXPenn, Cimorelli At VidCon 2014 [VIDEO]

    Monday, June 30, 2014

    Didn’t get to go to VidCon 2014? Live vicariously through just a taste of the fun that NMR had over the weekend in Anaheim, Calif. From hanging out with Grumpy Cat and the Fine Bros. as they work with Friskies to find the next Internet cat star to jamming a capella style with sister group Cimorelli, this […]

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    Olga Kay, IISuperwomanII Harmonize At Vidcon 2014 With ‘Ambianze Girls’

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

    Lilly Singh (AKA Superwoman) and Olga Kay were just a couple of the VidCon 2014 attendees who bore witness to the savage oddity of the Awkward Kids’, lets say, performance art. Donning hippie garb and singing melodically about god-knows-what, these three prankers continued their shock and awe campaign on behalf of NewMediaRockstars. We clearly know […]

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    Awkward Kids Make Drunk Moms The Stars Of VidCon 2014 [VIDEO]

    Friday, June 27, 2014

    The beauty of being NewMediaRockstars? We know a whole lot of drunk moms. Don’t ask us how, don’t ask us why, but, kids, your moms like what we got. And so we make it work for us occasionally by making them work for us. Yeah, we turned your mom out. Letting the Awkward Kids, a […]

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    Rob Dyrdek Talks ‘Watch_Dogs’

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    So it turns out Rob Dyrdek is also an actor in addition to show host, pro skateboarder and mogul of a many-headed empire housed in the world’s coolest office building. YouTube superstar tandem Smosh tapped Dyrdek to play the lead, Aiden Pearce, in their riff on the new Ubisoft video game “Watch_Dogs.” And that meant […]

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    NMR Goes Hunting for @HiddenCash In Los Angeles [VIDEO]

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    What’s better than cruising around the mean streets of L.A. listenin’ to tunes with your best buds? How ‘bout treasure hunting? (cha-ching cha-ching cha-ching). The @HiddenCash Twitter angel came to L.A. and so NMR decided to send a few of our YouTube compadres out with a camera and a quest for gold. It should have […]

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    Olga Kay Debuts Mooshwalks

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    What were you doing a month ago? Don’t remember? Well we were attending the release of the new Mooshwalks sock line by Olga Kay. But we decided to make such a ridiculously opulent and snarky video, our editor took forever to finish it. That being said though, it looks a-mazing. If this trend continues, that […]

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Shield Bros. Accuse Weird Al of Stealing Lorde Twist For His New Parody

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Did Weird Al Yankovic, the long-standing king of parodying pop culture music, get a little underhanded with his latest video “Foil”? According to popular YouTube musicians and parody artists, the Shields Bros., that answer is a big, fat “yes.” “Have (you) seen Weird Al’s parody of ‘Royals,’ ‘Foil’? The Illuminati twist is actually stolen from […]

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7 Superstars’ YouTube Videos Before They Were Famous


It’s nearly impossible to imagine celebrities before they had the glitz and glamor of fame, right? We just assume Beyonce came out of the womb with her domineering fierceness, perhaps even doing the iconic “Single Ladies” dance while being delivered. And Lady Gaga must have obviously been born that way, donning her meat dresses before pre-K. […]

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9 Inspirational Speech Videos Guaranteed to Restore Your Hope in the World


Ever feel like the world just sucks? Like, really sucks? The I-can’t-handle-my-life-responsibilities-and-everything’s-going-wrong-today kind of suck? It’s actually quite easy to let your mind slip into the default mode of thinking the odds will never be in your favor. Luckily for you, NMR is here to kindly help you shake your case of the Debbie-Downers and […]

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The DashCon Fiasco Becomes Even More Tragic With The Company’s Explanations

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So DashCon has finally gotten around to sorting through the aftermath of the nightmare rubble that has fallen about their convention experience (to put it loosely). Posting to their Tumblr page and website, DashCon attempts to sort through the miasma of issues the corporation endured in their debatably successful attempts at hosting a Tumblr-themed convention […]

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‘Meet’ YouTube’s Most Anonymous — And Richest! — Power Couple: BluCollection & DisneyCollectorBR

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If you study the YouTube analytics as often as NMR does, you’ll see one unusual name pop up frequently along with PewDiePie and all the rest of the “regular” top performers: DisneyCollectorBR. She’s an interesting lady in that she is consistently on top of the YouTube performance charts and yet nobody seems to know who […]

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Meet The Blackest Substance On The Planet — No, It’s Not Nash Grier’s Heart [VIDEO]

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Look, scientists have just invented the blackest thing on the planet, but spare us your race jokes on the matter because we’ve already made them all. Yes, even the one about Malcolm X’s coffee. This fabric substance, invented by English scientists, is called VantaBlack and it is so dense in its blackness that only 0.035 […]

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Syrian Filmmakers Use Vimeo to Shine a Light on Deadly War


Video-sharing site Vimeo proves once again the power of art with a band of self-taught Syrian filmmakers shining a light on wartime strife with 250 online videos. The group of amateur filmmakers, known as the Abounaddara, have been dedicated to making short videos that showcase the wartime culture embedded within their native Syria since April […]

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[Rumor] Is YouTube Looking to Invest In Its Top Stars’ Non-YouTube Ventures?


YouTube has been tremendously successful as an incubator of new talent. Since the site first launched, it has minted countless new stars, programs and brands with its uniquely supportive, but hands-off, approach. An entire industry has grown up under YouTube: creators, multi-channel networks, and most recently, the media conglomerates that buy multi-channel networks. The space […]

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Google Execs Hype YouTube and Google Play To Investors


It’s always difficult to gauge YouTube’s financial performance because parent company Google doesn’t break out results for its video division from its quarterly reports. However, based on what Google execs told investors in their second quarter earnings report conference call, it’s clear that YouTube and Google Play will feature heavily in Google’s upcoming strategy. While […]

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Michelle Phan Sued Over Music In Her Beauty Vids; ‘Dozens’ of Copyright Infringement Instances Cited So Far

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Michelle Phan is now feeling the burn of success. Now that she’s up on that pedestal, everything she does can (and will) be observed. Including her use of unlicensed music throughout her videos. Ultra Records LLC and Ultra International Music Publishing LLC are suing Phan for copyright infringement, alleging she used songs and compilations without […]

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Japanese Schoolgirl Chase Video Is Most WTF Thing You Will See Today (Unless You’re Into, You Know, Weird Stuff)

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You really can’t even call this parkour — parkour seems like that pussy French shit where limber boys hop over mailboxes. This is a whole other level. This is … ninja. There’s also a bit of photoplay trickery going on as this is evidently a commercial for some sort of lemon beverage. I don’t know […]

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8 Things You Need To Know About Net Neutrality


In recent weeks the issue of net neutrality has become headline news here at NMR. For the most part, we’ve restricted our coverage to commenting on the various online video and new media companies that have weighed in on the issue. However, net neutrality is a complicated issue that affects all of us who use […]

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Have We Lost a Classic Internet Meme For Good?


It’s no secret that we live in troubled times. It seems that every day brings news of a new disaster or crisis. However, we believed that in our ever-changing world of woes there was still one thing we could count on. A classic internet meme so enduring that nothing could take it away from us. […]

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Facebook Mentions Unveiled For Highly Followed Social Media Users


The world of social media is a popularity contest. In order for a network to thrive it has to attract and hold onto the cool kids. In the case of major social networks like Facebook and Twitter, those cool-kids are celebrities. Facebook, in particular, is anxious to attract and retain high-end users who will use […]

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Fullscreen Introduces Its Own YouTube and Vine Talent Live Gathering: InTour


It’s secret that YouTube gatherings are big business now. YouTube stars have developed huge online audiences and those audiences want to experience their favorites first hand. This year’s VidCon had over 18,000 attendees, most of whom were paying ticket holders who also shelled out for hotel rooms, merchandise, meet-and-greets and signings. That translates into a […]

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Twitter Called Out by Civil Rights Groups For Lack of Inclusion


Twitter is being called out this week by major civil rights organizations. The Rainbow PUSH Coalition, led by Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Color of Change are putting the heat on Twitter to release their diversity numbers for their staff. Facebook, Linkedin, Google and Yahoo have already complied with this request, only to showcase their ever-so […]

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‘I Died Today’ Photoshoot Goes Viral; Is It What You Think?


Having pictures of your dog’s last day alive could possibly fall into the category of strange, but at this present time, NMR is going to offer this woman a brief aside and simply categorize this doggy photoshoot as bittersweet. Robyn Arouty’s photographs of her close friend’s dog went viral this week after being posted on […]

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Not Sure If Awesome or Awesomest Thing Ever: Fan Makes ‘Futurama’s’ Opening Credits Into Gorgeous 3D Reality

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Taking fan art to a whole other planet, Alexy Zakharov created a 3D short of “Futurama’s” opening credits — and it’s amazing! While those hipsters over at Kotaku claim they wouldn’t want an actual “Futurama” movie in 3D, we at NMR think they’ve been chewing too much Qat. A 3D “Futurama” movie would be EPIC! […]

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Author, YouTuber Paige McKenzie Starts Studio To Give Female Filmmakers A Voice

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If you thought NMR BFF Paige McKenzie was just going to lie around in some giant champagne glass surrounded by her stacks of money from her Weinstein Company deal, clearly you don’t know Sunshine Girl. Tackling the gender issue in filmmaking head on, Paige and her Coat Tale Productions team, which formed in 2011, are […]

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Microsoft Ditches X-Box Digital Studio During Massive Round of Layoffs


The world of digital video and online entertainment is getting more competitive every day, and it looks like Microsoft couldn’t take the heat. In the wake of the company announcing 18,000 layoffs, many were curious about the fate of the software giant’s newborn but struggling digital content division, X-Box Entertainment. Now it seems we have an […]

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Felicia Day and the Geek and Sundry Team Take On San Diego Comic-Con


San Diego Comic-Con is upon us once more and that means that the Geek Queen of YouTube Felicia Day and her Geek and Sundry network will be out in full force. What was once a niche event for only the nerdiest of nerds is now a major media blow-out covering every area of pop culture […]

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